Baptist Health Care Foundation Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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PENSACOLA, Fla. (Oct. 5, 2020) – Baptist Health Care Foundation’s annual Bras Across the Bridge event, which supports the Mammogram Fund, will not be held this year due to COVID-19 precautionary measures. The Foundation continues to work with community partners, including local Honda dealers, to help raise funds and awareness about the Foundation’s Mammogram Fund that provides mammograms to women in need in our communities.

The mammogram program remains vitally important as Baptist continues to serve the needs of its patients. Since the start of this program, screenings have been provided to 2,253 women. As a result of these screenings, 475 women required additional testing, 58 required biopsies and 21 were diagnosed with breast cancer.

The Foundation is collecting new bras of any sizes to give back to local organizations that support women and girls in need. Bra donations can be dropped off at any of these participating sites during the month of October: participating local Honda dealers listed at http://gulfsouth.hondadealers.com; The Grand Marlin Pensacola Beach, 400 Pensacola Beach Blvd.; or Baptist Medical Towers, 1717 North E St., Tower 3, Kugelman Cancer Center.

More information is available at foundation@bhcpns.org or 850.469.7906. Gifts to the Mammogram Fund can be made at https://baptisthealthcarefoundation.org/mammogram-appeal.

Mammograms can be scheduled at Baptist by calling 850.469.7500.

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For more information about this press release or to schedule an interview, please contact Kathy Bowers at 850.791.5254 or BHCMediaRelations@bhcpns.org.

About Baptist Health Care

Baptist Health Care is a community-owned, not-for-profit health care organization based in northwest Florida that is committed to helping people throughout life’s journey. The organization is a proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. A 2003 Malcolm Baldrige recipient, Baptist continuously strives to be a national leader in quality and service. Baptist Health Care includes three hospitals, four medical parks, Andrews Institute for Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine, Lakeview Center and a large network of primary care and specialty physicians. With more than 7,300 employees and employed physicians, Baptist Health Care is the second largest non-governmental employer in northwest Florida.